Question: What’s a quick and easy way to take care of my skin?
Answer: If you’re like many women, you may get easily confused by what skincare products to use because so many advertisements showcase their brand as “the best”. But knowledge is power, so you just need to determine your skin type and price range—it’s that easy! The most important products for your skin care routine include a cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and treatment. When you are consistent with your skin care routine, it’s easy to see fast and long-lasting results.
A proper cleanser is the first step to attaining flawless skin. I highly recommend Clinique Facial Soap because I’ve used it for years and swear by it! It comes in that an old-fashioned bar, which guarantees that it won’t spill when traveling. Make sure to cleanse your face twice a day, in the morning and at night before bedtime. It’s so important to clear away all of the dirt and bacteria that builds up in your pores so you won’t get whiteheads, blackheads or break outs.
Aside from an effective cleanser, a toner is the second vital product to add to your skin care routine. A toner clears away lingering dead skin cells and dirt for a flawless complexion. I personally love Clinique’s Clarifying Lotion. You should use toner twice a day; to use, simply dab a small bit onto a cotton ball and wipe across your face. Cleansers don’t always purge all of the dirt and grime that a busy day leaves behind, so that’s another reason why toner is amazing. Toner is a totally underrated product for clear skin.
Moisturizer is absolutely necessary if you want to keep your skin hydrated at all times. It’s so important to use a daily moisturizer with SPF to fight the effects of the sun. As an Arizona girl, I have to take extra good care of my skin so I don’t show signs of premature aging. Thus, I use lots of sunblock. Lightweight sunblock, of course—as it doesn’t clog my pores and helps keep my makeup in place. Even if you don’t live somewhere as sunny as the desert, it’s so important to protect your skin from pollution, the sun and the ever-changing climate.
Oh, and I personally love monthly treatments because they make me feel pampered and relaxed! Whether you’re into masks, pore strips or peels, these treatments purge dead skin cells so you can make room for new ones to regenerate. I highly recommend Alba Even Advanced Deep Sea Facial Masque for a refreshing way to rejuvenate your skin. Having a great skincare routine with a great cleanser, toner, moisturizer and treatment will ensure young-looking skin for decades to come, so try to be consistent with your skincare; you’ll thank yourself in 30 years!